Jerry Yang
Jerry Yang
Celebrated Name: Jerry Yang
Real Name/Full Name: Jerry Chih-Yuan Yang
Gender: Male
Age: 55 years old
Birth Date: 6 November 1968
Birth Place: Taipei, Taiwan
Nationality: American
Height: 1.75 m
Weight: 70 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Akiko Yamazaki (m. 1997)
Children: No/Yes (2 children)
Profession: American computer programmer, internet entrepreneur, and venture capitalist
Net Worth in 2024: $2 billion
Last Updated: February 2024

Jerry Yang is an Internet Entrepreneur who is the co-founder of Yahoo and the former CEO OF Yahoo. He is a Taiwanese-American. His full name is Jerry Chih-Yuan Yang.

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Early Life

Yang Chih-yuan was born on 6th November in 1968. He was born in Taipei, Taiwan. His mother, Lily, was a professor of English Literature and Drama. His father died when he was just two. He also has a brother. His mother moved the family to California, where his grandmother and others were t5o take care of the boys. His mother taught English to other Japanese immigrants.

After they came to the United States, he took the American name, Jerry. When he came to America, he only knew the word “Shoe” within three years, he became very fluent in the English language. His early education started at Sierramont Middle School. After that, he joined Piedmont Hills High School. He attended Stanford University, where he met his future wife. He got the Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Electrical Engineering.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 6 November 1968, Jerry Yang is 55 years old as of today’s date 29th February 2024. His height is 1.75 m tall, and his weight is 70 kg.


He met David Filo when he was studying for his doctorate. Together they shared an office at Stanford University. The internet has been introduced at the same time. Young men soon became attracted to the new technology. They found it difficult because the data were Uncategorized. Soon they designed easy software that organized the web pages by subject, and they launched their own website. The website was “Jerry and David’s Guide to the World Wide Web.”

Within a few months, they became very popular. People were attracted to the website to find their favorite web pages. They changed the name and replaced it with a simpler name, “Yahoo.” Presently he is on the board of companies like Alibaba Group, Workday Inc., Curbside, and Lenovo Group Ltd. He founded an investment company AME Cloud Ventures, in 2012. In the Japanese language, “ame” means rain. He became a mentor to many technology startups.

Awards and Achievements

He was named one of the top Hundred innovators of the world when he was under the age of 35. His name was included in the list of 25 Most Influential men on the web.

Net Worth & Salary of Jerry Yang in 2024

Jerry Yang Net Worth
Jerry Yang Net Worth

As of February 2024, The net worth of Jerry Yang is $2 billion. He founded Yahoo in 1994. He was the CEO from 2007 to 2009 and served as Chief Yahoo from 1995 to 2012. He also served as Independent Director of Cisco Systems. After resigning from the Yahoo board, he founded an investment company, AME Cloud Ventures. The company has provided funding to more than 50 companies, including Evernote, Wattpad, and Tango.

He married a Japanese woman, Akiko Yamazaki. She was raised in Costa Rica. They met in 1992. They both went to Stanford University. She passed with a degree in Industrial Engineering. Presently she works at Wildlife Conservation Network as a director. Together they have two children.

They currently live in Los Altos Hills, California. In 2007 Yang and his wife donated $75 million to Stanford University. In 2017 they pledged $25 million as a donation to the Asian Art Museum.


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